Best of 2015 News

Courtesy Touloukian Touloukian

For AN’s third annual design awards, seven jurors gathered in New York to review nearly 500 projects submitted by architects and designers.

The jury included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.

In each category, a winner and an honorable mention were selected, although there were a couple of ties. Over the coming days, we will be posting their selections in the 21 categories.


Renovation Winner

38 Newbury
Architect: Touloukian Touloukian
Location: Boston

“The entire interior renovation seems to be based on celebrating the beautiful structure of the original building.”
—Ali Tayar, Parallel Design Partnership


An open office plan on the third floor of a historical building in the Back Bay of Boston, this renovated space was designed for a private real estate development company. The client wanted to embody an office space that reflected their progressive style through inner office connectivity in a social and efficient environment. A panel-formed, vaulted concrete structure was revealed, and this moment of realization focused the ceiling as the main design feature across spaces. It evoked an architecture of connectivity that allows users to remain visually connected to the space, street life, context, and overall architectural features.

Honorable Mention

Courtesy The Miller Hull Partnership

Renton Public Library
Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership
Location: Renton, WA


Honorable Mention

Courtesy Shubin + Donaldson

La Peer Project
Architect: Shubin + Donaldson Architects
Location: West Hollywood, CA

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